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Former Fort Wayne Black Expo Chair Mel Smith passes on at 75

Former Fort Wayne Black Expo Chair Mel Smith passes on at 75

| January 6, 2017

SUWANEE, Georgia—A former Fort Wayne public figure passed on recently, leaving behind a legacy of service in his home city. Melvin “Mel” O’Neil Smith, 75, departed this life peacefully on Tuesday, Dec. 27, 2016, in Suwanee, Georgia. Born April 13, 1941, the son of Herman and Ezel A. Smith, Melvin Smith was a long time resident […]

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MLK  Club set to lead 32nd Annual Unity Day Celebration

MLK  Club set to lead 32nd Annual Unity Day Celebration

| January 5, 2017

Celebration to honor legacy of Dr. King, President Obama, Prophet Cedric Walker By Clifford Buttram Jr. Special to Frost Illustrated The Martin Luther King (MLK) Jr. Club is a non-profit organization and was founded in 1986 by the late Glyn R. Gleason. It was organized to celebrate the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther […]

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Man wounded in Adams Street shooting

Man wounded in Adams Street shooting

| January 5, 2017

FORT WAYNE—At approximately 6:03 p.m., Dec. 29, the Fort Wayne Police Department responded to a report of a person shot on Adams Street just north of Drexel Avenue. Officers arrived and located an adult male suffering from an apparent gunshot wound. The male was determined to be in critical condition on the scene, and was […]

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32nd Annual MLK Club Unity Day, Breakfast with the Clergy honors legacy of Dr. King in a number of ways

32nd Annual MLK Club Unity Day, Breakfast with the Clergy honors legacy of Dr. King in a number of ways

| January 4, 2017

By Clifford Buttram Jr. Special to Frost Illustrated The Martin Luther King (MLK) Jr. Club is a non-profit organization and was founded in 1986 by the late Glyn R. Gleason. It was organized to celebrate the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and to promote education, literacy, and ethnic and cultural diversity. […]

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Stage set for 32nd Annual MLK Club Unity Day, guest speaker Troy Patterson Thomas, Breakfast With The Clergy

Stage set for 32nd Annual MLK Club Unity Day, guest speaker Troy Patterson Thomas, Breakfast With The Clergy

| January 4, 2017

By Clifford Buttram Jr. Special to Frost Illustrated The Martin Luther King (MLK) Jr. Club is a non-profit organization and was founded in 1986 by the late Glyn R. Gleason. It was organized to celebrate the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and to promote education, literacy, ethnic and cultural diversity. The […]

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Obituraries: January 4-10, 2017 Edition

Obituraries: January 4-10, 2017 Edition

| January 4, 2017

Alice Mae Minniefield, 81, of Fort Wayne, passed away Friday, December 16, 2016 at New Haven Genesis Healthcare at 4:05 am. She was born August 16, 1935 in Fort Wayne to the late Eugene and Claudia (Buggs) Blevins. She retired in 2000, after 38 years, from the Fort Wayne State Developmental Center as a recreational […]

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Women killed in Lima Road traffic accident

Women killed in Lima Road traffic accident

| January 1, 2017

FORT WAYNE—At approximately 12 p.m., Dec. 28, the Fort Wayne Police Department responded to the intersection of Lima Road and Progress Road on multiple reports of a two vehicle accident. Upon arrival, officers observed two vehicles in the intersection—both with heavy damage. A victim was pinned in the front passenger seat requiring firefighters to utilize […]

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Pastor Gregory Rowland: Church leadership must hear the congregation

Pastor Gregory Rowland: Church leadership must hear the congregation

| December 30, 2016

‘All the church does is ask for money’ FORT WAYNE—Ask around. A lot of people will tell you there is a crisis of leadership in this community—particularly in the church and especially in the Black Church. Those who see it that way might be surprised to find that they can get an “amen” not just […]

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Voices of Unity to bring in new year with Praise Celebration 2017 on Jan. 8

Voices of Unity to bring in new year with Praise Celebration 2017 on Jan. 8

| December 29, 2016

FORT WAYNE—The community is invited to finish bringing in the new year with joy and praise when Brotherhood Mutual and Unity Performing Arts Foundation presents Praise Celebration 2017: Another Breakthrough, featuring the world champion Voices of Unity Youth Choir, directed by Marshall White, at 6 p.m., Sunday, Jan. 8 at the IPFW Rhinehart Music Center. […]

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Obituaries: December 28, 2016-January 3, 2017 Edition

Obituaries: December 28, 2016-January 3, 2017 Edition

| December 28, 2016

Ronald Lee Bradley, 58 died Thursday, Dec. 1, 2016.

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